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JAN. 4
The film “My Fair Lady” will play at the Henrico Theatre, 305 E. Nine Mile Rd., at 7 p.m. Jan. 4 and at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. Jan. 5. Tickets are $1 and can be purchased at the door. For details, call 328-4491 or visit http://www.henricorecandparks.com .
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Wear your pajamas, bring a pillow and watch a classic holiday flick starring Dr. Seuss’ meanest and greenest character at 2 p.m. at Twin Hickory Library, 5001 Twin Hickory Rd. All ages welcome. For details, call 290-9200 or visit http://www.henricolibrary.org .
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Comedian Tony Rock will perform at 7:30 p.m. Jan. 4, 7 p.m. and 9:30 p.m. Jan. 5 and at 7 p.m. Jan. 6 at the Richmond Funny Bone Comedy Club in Short Pump Town Center. Rock, younger brother of comedian Chris Rock, has been on television and the big screen and his “Comedy Central Presents” special aired in 2010. Tickets are $15 to $17. For details, call 521-8900 or visit http://www.richmondfunnybone.com .

JAN. 5
The Greater Richmond Branch of the American Association of University Women will hold a meeting at 10:30 a.m. at the Kroger Training Center, 2235 Staples Mill Rd. Guest speakers Lois Hofstra and Earl Rogers will give an overview of the Road Scholar – Adventures in Learning program. There will be an opportunity for questions and input. For details, visit http://www.aauwbonairva.org .
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IMANI Place, 6 W. Nine Mile Rd., will host an Epiphany/3 King’s Day Celebration from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. There will be live animals, period costumes, local talent, poetry, music, dancers, a Kids Corner, food and more. Admission is free and open to the public. For details, call 486-9200.
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Andy Vaughan & The Driveline will perform at 8 p.m. at McCook’s Lakeside Grill, 5516 Lakeside Ave. Enjoy a night of country music, honky-tonk and western swing. For details, call 266-2717.
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St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church, 6000 Grove Ave., will begin its Season of Light January performance series with an All-Bach Concert at 8 p.m. The Eckhart Ensemble, a baroque orchestra, and Sanctuary, St. Stephens’ Compline choir, will perform. A light reception will follow. Admission is $15; students are admitted free. For details, visit http://www.saintstephensrichmond.net/performance .
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Kitchen Thyme, 7801 W. Broad St., will host an indoor winter market every Saturday through April from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. There will be up to 15 local food vendors and artisans each week. For details, call 396-2665 or visit http://www.kitchenthymerva.com .

JAN. 6
Messiah Lutheran Church, 8154 Atlee Rd., will host its sixth annual Epiphany Celebration at 6:30 p.m. There will be activities for young children and a reception will include “Epiphany Cakes” that contain a surprise. A sprig of Christmas greens may be brought to burn that will be used for Ash Wednesday. Donations of gloves, scarves and socks will be collected for the homeless. For details, call 776-7134.
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Children ages 4-5 are invited to “Enchanting Icicles,” a workshop on how these icy marvels are formed, from 1:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. at Three Lakes Nature Center, 400 Sausiluta Dr. Cost is $6. To register, call 262-5055.
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RAMPS receives $8k grant


RAMPS (Ramp Access Made Possible by Students) recently received an $8,000 grant from the Christopher and Dana Reeve Foundation. The award was one of 75 grants totaling more than $600,137 awarded by the Reeve Foundation to nonprofit organizations nationwide that provide more opportunities, access, and daily quality of life for individuals living with paralysis, their families and caregivers.

RAMPS, an organization founded by then-Henrico County high school students to build ramps for local low-income residents who need them, will use the grant to purchase modular wheelchair ramp supplies. These supplies will be used by local high school RAMPS clubs, who provide volunteers to build the ramps. > Read more.

Henrico man to compete in Liberty Mutual Invitational National Finals

Henrico resident Larry Loving, Jr., will compete with three other locals – Thomas Scribner (Richmond), Roscoe McGhee (Midlothian) and Larry Loving (Richmond) in the Liberty Mutual Insurance Invitational National Finals at TPC Sawgrass, in Ponte Vedra Beach, Fla., Feb. 26-Mar. 1. The foursome qualified for the national golf tournament by winning the Liberty Mutual Insurance Invitational, held at Whiskey Creek Golf Club in Ijamsville, Md. on June 11. That event supported the RiteCare Center for Childhood Language Disorders.

In total, 240 amateur golfers will compete in Florida. > Read more.

Henrico PAL recognizes supporters, HSHS athlete


The Henrico Police Athletic League (PAL) held its Sixth Annual Awards Banquet Feb. 5 at The Cultural Arts Center of Glen Allen, celebrating accomplishments of 2014 and recognizing outstanding contributions to the organization. Henrico County Juvenile Domestic Court Judge Denis Soden served as master of ceremonies and former Harlem Globetrotter Melvin Adams served as keynote speaker. 

Among the 2014 honorees were Richmond International Raceway (Significant Supporter), Richmond Strikers Soccer Club (Significant Supporter), Henrico County Schools-Pupil Transportation (Summer Camp Supporter), Bruce Richardson, Jr. (Youth of the Year), Sandra Williams (Volunteer of the Year), Thomas Williams (Employee of the Year), Mikki Pleasants (Board Member of the Year), and Michelle Sheehan (Police Officer of the Year).   > Read more.

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Travinia brings contemporary elegance to Willow Lawn


It was another win for Willow Lawn when Travinia Italian Kitchen and Wine Bar opened there six months ago, nestled in the heart of the re-made shopping center. The contemporary American Italian restaurant boasts 13 locations up and down the East Coast, with the Henrico location opening in August.

In the same week, I hit up Travinia twice, once for lunch and once for a late dinner. At lunchtime on a weekday, I was overwhelmed by the smell of garlic and by the number of working professionals in nice suits on their lunch breaks. When we first walked in, I was concerned our meal would be a little too pricey based on the décor – it’s a really nice place. Luckily, the menu has a variety of options for every budget. > Read more.

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‘SpongeBob’ movie energizes with wit, laughter

There’s a ton of sugar in The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge Out of Water. Literal sugar, as SpongeBob Squarepants (Tom Kenny) and Patrick (Bill Fagerbakke) inhale their own weight in cotton candy and eat ice cream, one scoop per mouthful.

At one point we burrow into the brain of our boxy yellow hero and discover the inner workings of his brain: googly-eyed cakes and candies that giggle and sing. All of which is extremely appropriate for a film like Sponge Out of Water. Because not only is the movie sweet (the “awwww” kind of sweet), but it’s the equivalent of a 30-candy bar sugar rush, zipping between ideas like a sponge on rocket skates.

The story under all this is really not that complicated. SpongeBob flips burgers at the Krusty Krab. > Read more.

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